The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) has recently released a series of new tools and guidance aimed at helping registered charities stay on track.
Small Charities Library
The ACNC’s new Small Charities Library is a collection of factsheets, guides and templates aimed at helping the tens of thousands of small charities that play a vital role in Australian society.
More than 60% of Australia’s registered charities are small, with annual revenue of $250,000 or less. The Library’s resources are designed to provide charities with information, advice and tools they can use to help them manage their organisation. It also provides information about how to run effective meetings and ensure they understand and meet their obligations to the ACNC.
The ACNC’s new self-evaluation tool looks to help charities ensure they are complying with ACNC Governance Standards. The self-evaluation tool is a fillable PDF that prompts charities to describe the practical steps they are taking to meet their obligations, and asks them to list the relevant policies or procedures they have in place.
Charities can keep their completed PDF as a useful written record and resource to help them continually assess their compliance with ACNC requirements and identify potential areas of improvement.
To view the ACNC Small Charities Library, click here.
To view the ACNC self-evaluation tool, click here.